Start your games career in Sweden at Futuregames!

With almost 25 years of experience Futuregames has consistently ranked as one of the best game educations in the world and our former students make up over 14% of the Swedish games industry working in game art, game design, programming, game marketing and more. 

We welcome international applicants to our full-time vocational Diploma games programs at four sites in Sweden: Stockholm, Boden, Karlstad and Skellefteå where our educations are taught in English by leading professionals from the games industry, and where a quarter of your study will be on internships at top games companies! 


Now accepting applications for students from outside the Nordics. Reach out and we'll find a solution for your studies with us at Futuregames.

Applications are now open to programs starting in August and September 2023, in Stockholm, Karlstad, Boden and Skellefteå.

NOTE: Applications for a student visa from applicants outside the EU can take up to four months so don’t delay sending your application for this fall as soon as you can!

How to apply

Step 1 – Just send us an email and we’ll set up a short online Teams meeting to chat. Here we can tell you more about us and how we work and check if you have the basic requirements to apply. We love to talk but if you’re happier just send us something move on to Step 2!

Step 2 – To make an application we will then need you to send the following basic information to international @ futuregames. nu

  • The name of the program/s you want to apply to
  • Your preferred site/s, Stockholm, Boden, Karlstad, Skellefteå 
  • Records of your qualifications from upper secondary school/high school or equivalent 
  • CV 
  • Personal letter (letting us know why you have chosen the specific program).
  • Last Application May,  2023 (late applications are accepted for students from outside the Nordics)

Step 3 – Once we have confirmed your formal application, we’ll ask you to send us work samples for the program you’re applying to and we’ll also send you written application questions that will help us be sure that we are the right school for you.

Step 4 – We’ll contact you with a decision about whether you have been accepted and if so, guide you through the process of registration, payment of fees, visa application for non-EU applicants, finding accommodation and answer as many of your questions as we can about moving to Sweden! 


Diploma / certificate
Media Design Delivery method Length Location
Futuregames Preparatory Course Online / Distance 3 weeks Stockholm
Game Artist On campus 2 years Multiple (4)
Game Designer On campus 2 years Boden
Game Programmer On campus 2.5 years Multiple (2)
Games Marketer Diploma Online / Distance 10 weeks Stockholm

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Why study at Futuregames

Why Sweden? 

As most gamers know, Sweden is a global epicenter for games development with a business worth almost EUR 3 billion. You don’t need to take our word for it that Sweden is where game careers take off, just check out the stats from th Swedish Games Industry where amongst other things you’ll discover that every eighth person in the world has played a game made by Swedes! 

Why Futuregames?

With almost 25 years of experience Futuregames has consistently ranked as one of the best game educations in the world and our former students make up over 11% of the Swedish games industry working across game art, game design, programming, game marketing and more.

  • 90% of our students find a job in the industry within 3 months of graduation
  • 11% of the Swedish gaming industry are former Futuregamers
  • 25% of the education is an internship at a top games company

So, whether you’re attracted by working in the capital city of Stockholm where 70% of games companies are located or at Futuregames North where innovative games entrepreneurs are developing totally new approaches to game design, we offer a range of exciting opportunities.

Futuregames is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

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Our locations

  • Stockholm
  • Karlstad
  • Skellefteå
  • Boden
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